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The Asphalt Learning CenterSurface Engineering has a proud 40+ year tradition of paving and maintaining Cleveland's asphalt surfaces. We want to help you understand the importance of properly maintaining your parking lot or other asphalt surface. Learn the facts here.
What is Sealcoating?
Sealcoating is the process of applying an asphalt-based emulsion directly to the surface of an asphalt pavement. Sealcoating protects asphalt surfaces from being damaged by moisture, road salt, oil, gas, ultraviolet rays, seasonal temperature fluctuations, and other harmful elements.
Identifying Common Asphalt Problems
Paved asphalt surfaces can show various signs of distress from improper paving construction, fatigue, or lack of proper maintenance. Common types of distress to look for are cracking, potholes, settlement (grade depressions), swells, and rutting. For a detailed look at different types of asphalt distress, see Asphalt Pavement Distress causes and maintenance suggestions, provided by The Asphalt Institute.
Asphalt Maintenance Cost Benefits
Sealcoating, along with proper maintenance and repair, can cut long-term costs for pavement owners. Unsealed paving will require repairs starting with the second year, and could require a one-inch overlay of new paving as often as every seven years. Over a 15-year period, the cost savings is over 50% if the pavement is maintained regularly. To learn more about the importance of sealcoating, read Understanding How Sealcoating Can Save You Money, courtesy of The National Pavement Contactors Association.
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